Being a backstage mom is hard work.
This past weekend was performance weekend for the 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' Olivia was a resident of Emerald City in the cast and I
And so, beginning last Tuesday and ending yesterday I was a Backstage Mom. Yes, that IS an official title.
To give you an indication of what I lived through...last Tuesday we were at rehearsal from 5-9:30 p.m., Wednesday from 5-9:30 p.m., and Thursday from 5-9:30 p.m.. Then on Friday there was a "school day performance" so we were back at the theater from 9 a.m. until 1p.m. Saturday was the doozie of a day - from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. And yesterday I was finally able to see the show from the audience.
If you think being a backstage mom is all fun and game, it isn't. The second night of rehearsal was rather, um, challenging and we had to be "mean moms." And then there is the hair and makeup and costume changes and making sure all dancers are where they need to be and the walking up and down the stairs to backstage.
And I am EXHAUSTED.
Last night we went to dinner after the show and when I got home I couldn't bring myself to walk back downstairs for anything. Also, I was in bed asleep at 9 p.m.
And remember my on-going mysterious health issue? Yeah. I ache from my head to my toes and everywhere in between. That part is not fun.
However, I will say that I really did enjoy being a backstage mom. So yes, I'll do it again. And again. And again.
But right now I just need a nap.
For about 12 hours.